Episode 130 – Getting Vampire Ready for the Halloween Witching Hour

Episode 130 – Getting Vampire Ready for the Halloween Witching Hour Episode 130 – Getting Vampire Ready for the Halloween Witching Hour

In todays episode, Shelley and Phil taste a couple of spooktacular wines in the SPIRIT (see what we did there?) of Halloween, which is right around the corner. They taste through a Witching Hour Chardonnay as well as a Vampire Pinot Noir and rate them both with the Wine Time Fridays rating system which they unveil on this episode! There are also two other exciting announcements in this episode as well! #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing 

Wine Time Fridays Rating System: Phenomenal 💥, Practically Perfect 🤩 , Pleasant 😋, Problematic 🤐, Pleagth (Pitiful and Pathetic)  🤮

Wines tasted this episode:

  • NV Witching Hour Chardonnay ($10 at Total Wine) 🤐
  • 2020 Vampire Pinot Noir ($18 at Bottle Joy) 🤩

For more information on the Witching Hour Chardonnay https://www.totalwine.com/wine/white-wine/chardonnay/witching-hour-chardonnay/p/241277750

For more information on the Vampire Pinot Noir https://www.vampire.com/product-page/vampire-pinot-noir

Thanks to our sponsors: Elsom Cellars and Bottle Joy

Elsom Cellars: Good times are meant to be shared and so are great grapes and great wines! Since 2006, Elsom Cellars has been producing brilliant Washington wines. For more information about Elsom Wines, please visit http://www.elsomcellars.com or call them at 425-298-3082.

Bottle Joy: Looking for a premier libation establishment in Coeur D’alene to enjoy premier wine and beer? Look no further than Bottle Joy. Located at 1208 East Sherman in Coeur D’alene, Bottle Joy is a new libation establishment for folks to peruse and enjoy. Visit https://bottlejoycda.com or call 208 930 1922. Bottle Joy: The Inland Northwest’s Premier Bottle Shop & Tap House.

And of course, a HUGE thank you to Tod Hornby who wrote and recorded our official Wine Time Fridays theme music, which is ANYthing but average.  Please visit https://todhornby.com or contact him at 


The Cuvée Collective Wine Word of the Week – Cellar Rats

Balance is how well the wine can juggle acidity, alcohol, sugar, aromas, and flavors in a single taste. A People who work in wine cellars—low light, humid, and damp conditions. The term cellar rat has been around the wine industry for decades, and probably can be traced back centuries. It is a colloquial term for junior winery workers, those who are most likely assigned the least favorite tasks and the dirty work—cleaning and steaming tanks, running hoses, etc.

For more information on Cuvée Collective, future NFT drops and how they’re bringing the worlds of wine and NFT’s together in Web3, please visit https://www.cuveecollective.com

Mentions: The Red Books, Dottie Gaiter and John Brecher, Sandra Martini, Athol Orchards, New Leaf Nursery, Witches Be Crazy, Kootenai County Witches, Applepalooza, A Night of Spine Tingling Music, Studio 107, Elsom Cellars, Coeur D’alene FRESH Wine Bar, Hoopes Family Vineyard, Joy and Curt Grady.

For more information on The Red Books, please visit https://www.berx.life/theredbooks

For more information on the Bottle Joy Witches Be Crazy event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/456014249923731

For more information on Apple Palooza, pleases visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coeur-dalenes-apple-palooza-tickets-404956233997

For more information on A Night of Spine Tingling Music, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/923056222007513?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D

For more information on The Keeper, please visit https://www.elsomcellars.com/the-keeper/

Wines we enjoyed this week:  Miles From Nowhere Sauvignon Blanc (with Sémillon), DeLille D2, Martin Ray Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, IL Grappolo Sassocheto Brunello di Montalcino, Itä Wines Merlot, Josh Cellars Chardonnay and Walla Walla Vintners Sangiovese.

Thank you for visiting! Be sure to continue the conversation by checking us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, too! You can also “Follow” Phil on Vivino. His profile name is Phil Anderson and will probably “Follow” you back! Check out our Wine Time Fridays Resource Page

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